Portable Game console

PS Vita details surface on Trophies, remote play, and more

PS Vita details surface on Trophies, remote play, and more

Sony's PS Vita has already sold out in pre-orders for its December 17 launch in Japan, but it won't be heading to the states until February 22. Nonetheless, we can indulge in new details on the device that have been revealed in the English version of the console's user guide, which Sony has made available online. Main things to note are the way Trophies are earned on the PS Vita, how backups are saved, and the Remote Play feature.

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PS Vita could succeed with more PS3 integration

PS Vita could succeed with more PS3 integration

Sony's PS Vita could get a good boost from integration with the PS3 console. With casual mobile gaming becoming popular, the dedicated next-gen gaming portable didn't get quite the reception it was hoping for. But if it can enhance the PS3 gaming experience or somehow work in tandem with the console, it could offer a gaming experience like none other.

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Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo and Boingo forged a partnership that will offer Nintendo 3DS users free Wi-Fi access at 42 airports in North America where Boingo provides wireless hotspots. Unlike the yet to be released PS Vita, the Nintendo 3DS does not offer a cellular version and has relied on Wi-Fi connections for surfing the web, downloading games and videos, and to access the Nintendo Zone for promotional offers, coupons, and game previews.

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GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop reveals PS Vita accessories pricing

GameStop has unveiled all the pricing information for Sony's PS Vita next-gen portable along with the pricing of its official accessories. Those include various capacity memory cards, USB cables, docks, car adapters, and a starter kit. However, the device isn't set to launch in the US until February 22 of next year.

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PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

Sony has confirmed in a recent interview with ASCII that it's upcoming PS Vita portable gaming console would have 3G download limits and that its proprietary memory cards would be system-specific. Although not completely unexpected, it's a bit surprising that the device will require a completely new memory card format that will not be compatible with any of Sony's other products.

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Nintendo thought about making Wii U a portable console

Nintendo thought about making Wii U a portable console

It's no surprise that Nintendo starting working on the Wii U console way back in 2007 shortly after the Wii debuted. Gaming companies have a very long development cycle on new consoles and start working on the next big thing while the current big thing is hot. Nintendo has the most popular portable system around with the DS and apparently, the Wii U was considered to be fashioned into another portable console early on.

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Sony NGP Backwards Compatibility Confirmed And Detailed

Sony NGP Backwards Compatibility Confirmed And Detailed

The Sony PSP successor codenamed the NGP is expected to debut at the upcoming E3 2011 conference. When the NGP was first announced, it was said that the device would be able to play previously downloaded PSP games. At a press event today, Sony has gone further to confirm and detail this backwards compatibility.

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